After a long wait, the highly anticipated Discord voice chat is now available to all PS5 players.
PlayStation and Discord integration has been a long time coming, with the rollout beginning in February 2022. Most recently, the limited release was accessible to some players in a system software beta that launched for the PS5 in early February 2023. in-hand with VRR support for 1440p and improvements to accessibility features such as the screen reader and voice command preview.
While this beta was only available to fans with email invites in the US, Japan, Canada, UK, France and Germany, all PS5 players will now benefit from the easily accessible and usable voice chat within Discord.
Set up Discord for PS5
The first step in setting up Discord for your PS5 involves players connecting their PlayStation Network account to their Discord account.
First, open the Discord app in a browser or mobile. Then go to User Settings – Connections – Add and select the PlayStation logo. Then in the window sign in with your PSN ID and password and finally confirm that you want to connect your accounts.
After that, go back to your browser, mobile or app and select Transfer to console – PS5; press Transfer Voice and you can join and talk in the desired voice channel on Discord.
This update finally brings PS5 players into the Discord fold. This feature has been available on Xbox Series X|S since September 2022 and on PCs since Discord’s inception in 2015.
I’ve been using Discord regularly to chat and game with friends since 2016, and it’s undoubtedly made my life easier. The advantages of the platform’s servers (allowing multiple voice channels to work simultaneously and separately), as well as the highly customizable settings, prove Discord is one of the best ways to game with friends. I just can’t imagine my life without it.
The only struggle so far has been knowing what to do with those pesky friends who are diehard PS5 fans. While Discord was previously unavailable to these players, in-game voice chat was the only way forward for multiplayer titles like Overlook 2.
Online multiplayer games often have bare-bones chat clients, which can lead to frustrating situations. For example, there is no option to change the volume level of individual players Overlook 2settings, an oversight that can lead to all sorts of irritations. In Discord, however, all you have to do is right-click on your deafening friend and turn the volume down.
I have no doubt that Discord will make gaming with friends across platforms seamless and much more fun. So here’s to all the Discord channels about to get an influx of new users; don’t forget to change your audio settings first.